#1
How do I move further along the fretboard yet keep in key? Nobody has ever explained it to me and he truly pisses me off because I want to know how to do it to further my knowledge of music...
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#2
using scales.... its a bit hard to explain it in a few words
but try to take the key you want to play in... and play only in notes wich are in the distance of a tone tone hald tone tone tone half
like... if you start with the key A

A B C# D E F# G# A

use only these notes.... but all over the guitar..

thats a major scale... there others but start with this one
#3
Try learning different scale positions up to the 12th fret. Then after the 12th fret, they repeat. So when you learn one position, you're effectively learning two positions.
#4
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How do I move further along the fretboard yet keep in key? Nobody has ever explained it to me and he truly pisses me off because I want to know how to do it to further my knowledge of music...

Do you have guitar pro? There is basically a scale library in it and you can have it display all the notes in the key on the virtual fretboard. Learn all the positions of a major and minor scale in one key then transpose when you need to play another key. So for example if you learned C major and you want to play D major, adjust positions 2 frets higher.
Hope this helps.
#5
I think the most important thing for you would be to learn all the notes on the fretboard. Once you know that it is easy to apply your scale/key theory.

Like Drone_ says, I found the easist way to do this was to stop thinking in scale boxes and to start thinking in keys and notes.

For example I would choose a key, lets use C major - C D E F G A B - for ease. Find a C note and start there. Now work your way up the string following, again as Drone_ said the 'Tone/Tone/Semitone/Tone/Tone/Tone/Semitone' formula on one string, naming each note as you go. Try doing this on each of the strings, then crossing between strings - focusing on learning which notes you are playing. As you get more confident move further around the fretboard - then you can try using another key. Eventually, with practice, the names of the notes will become second nature.
Try searching this forum, I believe there are some good ideas on learning the fretboard here.

Good on you for wanting to improve your musical knowledge!

Learn those notes!
#7
Thanks people!

But does the scale shape change when I move up a string?
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#8
^ The point is to stop thinking in shapes, and start to think in terms of notes and pitch.
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